Andreea

    
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Company: Veritas Prep
Packages: Veritas Prep School Packages   Veritas Prep Hourly Packages  
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     By massimilianogo 1
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This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Andreea

Both the company and my consultant, Andreea, have my highest recommendation. I was positively impressed right from the first call, I am now waiting for my interview and I will update this review at the end of the process.

First call & my choice
Right from the start I knew that I needed the help of a professional to maximise the chances of being admitted to a top program. My degree from a southern European university, combined with my job in a niche IT sector, doesn’t make me a traditional top B school candidate.
I have called the top 10 companies on this website and only 2 of them genuinely answered my questions without doing an awkward sales pitch in the final 20 min. When I looked at the 2 contracts choosing Veritas was a no brainer as there was no clause specifying consultant hours (A clause which I was amazed to see as there is no way for us to verify the actual hours spent..)

My consultant: Andreea
After doing the initial behavioural test I was paired with Andreea, she is very nice, competent and has my highest recommendation. I appreciate and honest direct feedback and that’s what I got right from the start
I work long hours, have to flight to a foreign country every week and spend most of my days in highly secure locations (no phones allowed!) – despite that Andreea has been able to accommodate all my requests and meet me out of hours, over the weekends and during the Christmas holidays.
Due to completely unforeseen family issues and my crazy work commitments I had to start the entire application process a lot later than I previously planned. The timelines were very tight, however Andreea laid out a plan

The structure & process
The process roughly works like this
1. You respond to some background and behavioural questions
2. You are paired with a consultant, which will be your “project manager”, the person you will be dealing with directly for most of the application process
3. You have an initial call to know your consultant, present yourself, discuss your school selection, drivers and finally discuss about the next task
4. You create an outline for each one of the essays you are going to prepare – this was very helpful even if the final essay didn’t follow the initial structure at all
5. You write the essays and then submit them for your consultant review. When the consultant believes they’re in a good shape she will involve a specialist for each of the schools you are applying to – someone that has actually worked in the school admission office – and you have a follow up call with them
6. You fill in the online application form and submit the PDF for final review
7. Click on the submit button and hope for the best!
Throughout the process you will be emailing your dedicated consultant & you will get a response back in a day, holidays and weekends included. I had a call with my school specialist on the late afternoon of new years evening...I was really impressed.

Conclusion
I will be updating this review with additional details, but if you are looking for the best admission consultancy look no further and schedule an initial call.

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Veritas Prep - 3 School Package
February 04 | 2017
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     By OsmosisJ 9
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Consultant: Andreea

I worked with Andreea for my application to three schools: HBS, Wharton and MIT. Andreea's specialist knowledge was very helpful in the process, her knowledge of HBS especially was excellent. The process itself was highly structured and it enabled the application process to be broken down into smaller chunks which was useful as the process can seem quite intimidating before you start. Andreea's guidance helped me to find my own voice within the essays, at no point was I dictated what to write and this is something I appreciated greatly. Overall it was a highly professional process and I would recommend.

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     By Anonymous1001 0
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Consultant: Andreea

Andreea was my Head Consultant and guided me in applying to four schools. I considered myself well-prepared for this process before signing up with Veritas a few months before R1 deadlines, but I think that working with Andreea was a fantastic experience that took my applications to the next level. Her feedback was always prompt, detailed, and very constructive, and helped me present the best version of myself in my applications. In particular, I appreciated having Andreea to brainstorm essay ideas with, and her assessment of my strengths and weaknesses was very valuable. Another great thing about working with Andreea is that she was very organized and kept me on schedule in the weeks leading up to the deadlines, which is incredibly helpful for someone with a very busy work schedule.

I had initially signed up for a 3-school package and thought I would apply to the fourth on my own, but once I started working with Andreea I knew that I could craft a significantly better application with her feedback and added another school to my consulting package. If you're on the fence about Veritas because you think you're sufficiently prepared, I'd still recommend the service - Andreea's guidance has made a significant difference, and I ended up submitting four applications I was really proud of.

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     By astonishingangel 0
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Consultant: Andreea

I worked with Andreea from Veritas Prep. As the Head Consultant she helped me with applications for four business schools. I had a great experience working with her. She was brilliant for the following reasons:

1. Very timely and responsive to emails
2. Well informed about all schools. She knew the culture and the fit
3. Very very structured in thinking. That helped sharpen the essay and resume
4. Never changed the tone or voice of the essay and allowed my voice to shine well
5. Helped to highlight different aspects of the profile well across all parts of the application

I would highly recommend her!

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     By rgsanchez 0
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Consultant: Andreea

During these past weeks I had the pleasure of working with Andreea, who was absolutely exceptional and turned my application process into a smooth ride.

Right from the beginning, she proposed an excellent structure and timeline. Furthermore, despite the fact that she was probably very busy with other applicants as well, I always felt that she was there for me on a perpetual basis.

However, what I liked most about working with Andreea, was that no matter how well I thought I was doing, Andreea would always continue motivating me to push myself even further to really squeeze out all of my potential. Whether or not I am finally accepted by one of the business schools I am applying to, this investment was certainly worth it; I genuinely feel that the support provided by Veritas in general, and Andreea in particular, has been absolutely crucial and useful.

Andreea, you are the best!

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Andreea was amazing!
May 09 | 2016
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     By doctorb 18
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Consultant: Andreea

I hired Andreea and Veritas for the Essay consulting services. She was very thorough and provided detailed and timely feedback. I've had a great experience working with her. I will not only recommend Veritas Prep, but Andreea in particular.
In working with her I was able to identify my strengths and she helped me craft my story. The essay for the school that I worked with her on was extremely tricky; it wasn't your run of the mill standard business school essay. She helped me create a unique positioning and draft an essay which helped me stand out. I will happily recommend her to any B School applicants.

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Extremely helpful
April 18 | 2016
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     By eldesso1 0
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Consultant: Andreea

Veritas Prep consulting was a great help throughout my application. My consultant, Andrea, was knowledgeable about the the process. She was once a part of the admissions board at one of the schools I was applying for. Her hands on experience helped me better understand the process and what schools are looking for. With this information along with feedback from Andreea I was able to write powerful essays that I would not have been able to write otherwise. I would highly recommend Veritas Prep consulting service. Veritas Prep's staff provide great service whether it be the staff on the phone, the course professors, or their consultants. I have had a great experience from all of my dealings with Veritas Prep.

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Highly Recommend!
April 10 | 2016
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     By godavego 0
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Consultant: Andreea

I worked with Andreea on my business school application. Andreea graduated from and previously worked in the admissions department of one of the top 2 business schools and very knowledgeable about the different schools and their application processes. Andreea was committed to my pursuit of excellence and a pleasure to work with. In our interactions, she kept asking questions that helped me unwrap my goals and pressed me to create essays that eclipsed my expectations. Additionally, she was always very prompt with her responses to my emails and questions, which I greatly appreciated especially during the days before the deadlines. With the help of Andreea I was accepted and will be attending on of my dream schools! Highly recommend her!

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Great Experience!
April 07 | 2016
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     By meyc 0
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Consultant: Andreea

I did not have much time to prepare my application and Andreea helped me a lot with it. She walked me through all the process stages and was always on top of the deadlines.

She is easily reachable and quickly gives feedback on any type of work being done. She always had a good attitude when asked for help and consistently answered emails with something like "Absolutely, I'm more than happy to help!".

On top of these, she has a lot of experience on the matter and puts a great emphasis in properly highlighting the candidates qualities.

I would definitely recommend her!

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The best of the best!
February 21 | 2016
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     By Anonymous 0
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Consultant: Andreea

I decided to use Veritas Prep for consulting services after having completed one of their GMAT prep courses and absolutely surprising myself with a top percentile score!

I used Veritas for only one of the five programs I applied to, but was able to use much of the advice I received to aid in completing my other applications. The Veritas Essential Guides were invaluable in helping me figuring out how to best highlight my fit for the other programs. For those of you who naturally do a lot of the prep work and research for yourself, I think the 1-school package is the way to go if you don’t want to worry about the hour count. I felt pretty confident that I had the raw foundation to put together a solid application, so really was just looking for support in finding the best way to present my story and demonstrate fit.

My head consultant, Andreea, was invaluable for helping me do just that! The best part of working with Andreea is that she kept me on track to hit my targeted completion date, but did not hijacking my application (especially my essays). In our initial 1-hour call once she had completed my “game plan,” we covered so much ground and determined the best stories to illustrate in my essays, that I was able to confidently hit the ground running in completing first drafts. Andreea openly discussed potential weaknesses and had solid recommendations for how best to boost those parts of my application. We communicated often via e-mail, and despite a 5-hour time zone between us, I always received rapid responses from her. She was even available to me over the year-end holiday period while she was on vacation. Andreea was flexible to my needs and working style on a somewhat tight timeline. Most importantly, Andreea’s probing approach to essay review really pulled more depth out of the message I was trying to communicate. Applicants looking for an efficient consultant with a great intuition for understanding the “real” you and helping find the best way to communicate that via your application, Andreea is the consultant for you!

I also had a great experience with my school specialist and the director review. These additional rounds of review helped uncover additional nuances where I needed to better align my story with the school and overall picture of my candidacy. One of the selling points on the Veritas Comprehensive Package was this ability to work with multiple levels of review and feedback - and all from people who have attended and/or sat on the committee for these top programs.

Ultimately, I felt very confident that my overall application gave a good sense to the Admission Committee what motivates me, what I want to achieve, and why I am a good fit for the program. Though I am still waiting to hear whether I got an interview invite for the school application Andreea helped me with, I have received interview invites to 3 other top 10 programs! I am confident that Andreea’s guidance played a big role in my admissions success so far.

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